IS group stages fierce attack on Syrian army enclave

IS group stages fierce attack on Syrian army enclave

The Islamic State group has launched its fiercest assault in a year against a besieged Syrian government enclave in the city of Deir al-Zor, trying to cut it off from a nearby military air base in a battle that has killed dozens. A Syrian military source said the fighting was intense. “This attack is one […]

Syrian army takes rebel district in Aleppo, says military source

Syrian army takes rebel district in Aleppo, says military source

Syria’s army took control of a rebel-held district in central Aleppo on Tuesday, after days of heavy air strikes that have killed dozens and sparked allegations of war crimes. In the first advance since announcing plans last week to retake all of the divided city, pro-government troops seized the Farafira district northwest of Aleppo’s historic […]

Fierce air strikes on Aleppo after Syrian army declares offensive

Fierce air strikes on Aleppo after Syrian army declares offensive

Warplanes launched some of the heaviest air strikes yet on rebel-held areas of Aleppo on Friday after the Russian-backed Syrian army declared an offensive to fully capture Syria’s biggest city, killing off any hope of reviving a ceasefire. Residents said the streets were deserted as the 250,000 people still trapped in the besieged opposition-held sector […]